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2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Honda CR-V

The midsize crossover market of the automotive industry is flooded with great vehicles. As a result, it is often very difficult to discover which midsize crossovers are superior to their competitors. Today we will be comparing two of the best midsize crossover models currently available in the automotive industry—the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Honda CR-V. Customers here in the Racine, WI area can explore the 2020 Mazda CX-5 for themselves at Frank Boucher Mazda of Racine today!

There are many aspects that the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Honda CR-V have in common. Both models offer excellent tech and safety features and both models feature spacious and comfortable interiors. One way that these two models vary is in the number of engine options that they offer. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 features two engine options while the 2020 Honda CR-V only offers one engine option. Join us today as we explore how these two models compare by focusing heavily on engine performance and fuel economy!

2020 Mazda CX-5


2020 Honda CR-V

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L I-4 Engine Base Engine 1.5L Turbo I-4 Engine
187 Horsepower Engine Power 190 Horsepower
186 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 179 Pound-Feet
25 MPG / 31 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 28 MPG / 34 MPG


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The table shown above compares the key engine specifications for the base engines of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Honda CR-V. As you can see, these engines are very evenly matched. The performance specs for each model vary only slightly with the 2020 CX-5 having the slight advantage in torque and the 2020 CR-V having the slight advantage in horsepower. The 2020 Honda CR-V does have a pretty sizable advantage in fuel economy. However, as mentioned above, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers a second engine option that provides tremendous performance output while only sacrificing a little fuel economy. The key engine specifications for the 2020 Mazda CX-5 secondary engine are shown below.

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L Turbo I-4 Engine:

  • 227 Horsepower with 87-Octane Fuel
  • 250 Horsepower with 93-Octane Fuel
  • 310 Pound-Feet of Torque with 87-Octane Fuel
  • 320 Pound-Feet of Torque with 93-Octane Fuel
  • 22 MPG in the City and 27 MPG on the Highway

As you can see, the performance output offered by the 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L Turbo I-4 engine more than makes up for the difference in fuel economy. This is especially valuable to customers who prefer their midsize crossovers to offer higher performance output.

If you are interested in learning how the 2020 Mazda CX-5 stacks up to competitors like the 2020 Honda CR-V in other areas, then you should contact our staff here at Frank Boucher Mazda of Racine today!

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